Fischer keen to be a Boro star

Fischer keen to be a Boro star

Middlesbrough forward Viktor Fischer hopes he can establish himself as a regular starter after impressing against West Ham.

Fischer was brought into the starting XI in place of Gaston Ramirez at West Ham on Saturday as Boro secured a 1-1 draw.

The Denmark international is a left winger by trade but played in a supporting striker role behind Jordan Rhodes against the Hammers.

The former Ajax forward insists he is happy to play either on the left or through the middle as long as he is getting time on the pitch under boss Aitor Karanka.

"(Saturday) was a chance to prove that it was my place," Fischer he told Denmark's Tipsbladet .

"I have worked insanely hard training, and the results have not completely gone for the team in the other matches.

"It was a golden opportunity to prove that I can be something else, and I can give something to the team. I think it went really well, but there are also many things that need to be improved. I have to hold on to the momentum I have now."

He added: "I think I can both do well on the left and and in the 10. It depends on who is playing in the other positions, but of course there are differences in positions. If you want to be an accomplished footballer, you must be able to know the nuances and differences in the two positions.

"I must be able to adapt fast - but I believe that I can play both positions."